2 CAT 4’s
Hello and happy Wednesday everyone – I hope all is well. The 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season is ripping through the storm names now… we’re now at “K” with the latest Tropical Storm KARL development near Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. The other 2 active storms are way out in the Atlantic, but are noteworthy because of their strength. IGOR and JULIA are both category 4 storms or CAT 4’s making them the third and fourth category 4 hurricanes this season. By the way, this is only the 2nd time in history that we’ve ever had 2 CAT 4’s at the same time in the Atlantic Basin. The only other time it happened was in 1926.
These storms seem to be following the typical storm path at this time of the year:
The good news is that the storms this season, for the most part, have been steering clear of any major land masses. The hurricanes in Atlantic have been very strong this season and thankfully have been sailing off well east of the Eastern Seaboard.
Severe Threat Today
The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, OK has issued a SLIGHT RISK of severe weather for the location outlined in orange. The biggest threat today appears to be hail and gusty winds, but there may be a few tornadoes around the Kansas City, MO areas are places just south of there. The other big threat with these storms is likely to be heavy rain.
This is the 2-day rainfall forecast total from Wednesday morning to early Friday morning. Note some areas could get up to 2″
Meteorologist Todd Nelson – WeatherNation LLC